Sunday, January 26, 2020
Councillors shocked SNC-Lavalin won Trillium Line
CBC is reporting that "Some Ottawa city councillors are calling for answers in the wake of revelations the city's technical evaluation team wanted SNC-Lavalin thrown out of the bidding process for the second stage of Ottawa's north-south rail line. Instead, the company was eventually awarded the $1.6-billion contract for Stage 2 of the Trillium Line."
"I was absolutely shocked with how poor the proposal was," said Coun. Carol Anne Meehan. "I was blown away that they really didn't have a clue what they were actually bidding on and that their bid contained so many gaps in what was essential."
CBC first reported in March 2019 that SNC-Lavalin did not achieve a minimum technical score for the project. In August the city finally admitted that the Montreal-based engineering firm failed to reach the minimum threshold not just once, but twice. The team had reached a "unanimous consensus that the proposal should not be considered further in the evaluation process," describing SNC-Lavalin's proposal a "poor technical submission throughout."
CBC is credible media. Post Media News is not. SNC-Lavalin's 'poor' LRT bid should have been tossed, evaluators found. In contrast, Post Media News was trying to cram LRT down our throats after Surrey voted against it. Doug McCallum is credible. Post Media News is not.
Trillium Line team trashed SNC-Lavalin - The Ottawa Sun. This is why we need independent media. Post Media News doesn't report this. Justin Trudeau's SNC-Lavalin fraud was nothing. The real fraud is the fact that SNC-Lavalin keep winning contracts they should not be allowed to bid on. This ties to all the political parties including the BC NDP since they all get kickbacks.